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Friday, 7 June 2019

Getting poorer while working harder: The 'cliff effect'

quote [ This complicated and frustrating challenge is just one symptom of an overarching problem. In addition to boosting wages, it will take major policy changes, like making child care more universally available and affordable, to offset the skyrocketing costs of living for American workers. ]

Is it getting hot or what?
[SFW] [business] [+7]
[by Paracetamol@7:14pmGMT] [40 comments]

Thursday, 6 June 2019

Vox Media Employees Walk Out On Final Day Of Union Bargaining

quote [ CEO Jim Bankoff, meanwhile, said he was disappointed in the walkout and said paying higher wages was "not realistic or smart." ]

Read the first letter of every paragraph. <3 I'm not a fan of Vox, except for a few things they've done, but Unionization has essentially caused The Onion to take their gloves completely off and I'm curious to see what might happen to Vox. Plus, solidarity. ;)

11,000 People Who Prepare Your Airline Food Are Considering a Strike - The New York Times

[SFW] [business] [+3 Good]
[by steele@7:12pmGMT] [2 comments]

Sunday, 2 June 2019

North Face apologizes after openly gloating about gaming Wikipedia for free advertising

quote [ A yikes of the highest order ]

Stomping through like North Face waterproof
[SFW] [business] [+3 Sad]
[by ScoobySnacks@11:14amGMT] [3 comments]

Friday, 31 May 2019

?They Were Conned?: How Reckless Loans Devastated a Generation of Taxi Drivers

quote [ A valuable piece of tin ]

Woah. That boils down to looking away a lot in the name of municipal income. Sadly, a common pattern. Article has a second part as well. Both in extended.

[SFW] [business] [+1 WTF]
[by Paracetamol@8:25pmGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 23 May 2019

The Trade Secret: Firms That Promised High-Tech Ransomware Solutions Almost Always Just Pay the Hackers

quote [ As ransomware attacks crippled businesses and law enforcement agencies, two U.S. data recovery firms claimed to offer an ethical way out. Instead, they typically paid the ransom and charged victims extra. ]

Reach Out (I'll Be There)
[SFW] [business] [+2 WTF]
[by Paracetamol@7:34pmGMT] [4 comments]

Monday, 20 May 2019

Facebook has struggled to hire talent since the Cambridge Analytica scandal, according to recruiters who worked there

quote [ Former Facebook recruiters told CNBC that the tech company has experienced a significant decrease in its job offer acceptance rates. ]

Turns out people have a sense of morale!
[SFW] [business] [+6 Good]
[by Paracetamol@8:54pmGMT] [1 comment]

Friday, 17 May 2019

People Are Being Arrested and Jailed Due to Hertz Erroneously Reporting Rental Cars Stolen

quote [ Cleaning fees could be the least of your worries if your next car rental is from Hertz. ]

Far as a rental car can go
[SFW] [business] [+3 WTF]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:00amGMT] [2 comments]

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Exclusive: Amazon rolls out machines that pack orders and replace jobs

quote [ Inc is rolling out machines to automate a job held by thousands of its workers: boxing up customer orders. ]

? Saint Peter, don't you call me because I can't go... I owe my soul to the company store.?
[SFW] [business] [+2 Interesting]
[by steele@4:29amGMT] [26 comments]

Sunday, 12 May 2019

Disney put more than $400 million into Vice Media. Now it says that investment is worthless.

quote [ Facebook and Google have hoovered up the majority of digital ad revenue ? the money the new publishers expected to get once they reached scale. And publishers that had expected Facebook and Google to rely on them for content have learned that Facebook and Google don?t really need them, after all. ]

Media money coming and going.
[SFW] [business] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@7:09pmGMT] [5 comments]

They Were Promised Coding Jobs in Appalachia. Now They Say It Was a Fraud.

quote [ ?I wholeheartedly believe, and will always believe,? Ms. Frame said to the camera, ?that God has sent Mined Minds to us to save us from what could have been a very bleak future.?

She had every reason to believe. Joe Manchin III, her Democratic senator, had invited the group to come into the state. The National Guard hired it to teach at its military-style academy. County commissioners arranged space rent free. National news outlets gave glowing coverage. ]

WhY Don'T tHey JuST LeARN tO CoDe!

More in the ongoing saga of the world outside of Tomorrowland:
A Way Out
An Epidemic Is Killing Thousands Of Coal Miners. Regulators Could Have Stopped It

[SFW] [business] [+3 Interesting]
[by steele@6:26pmGMT] [6 comments]

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